You already know there are many benefits to staying active throughout pregnancy, for both you and baby. But did you know that exercise can shorten labor and delivery? What mom doesn’t like the sound of that? If getting your tired, achy self to the gym or out for a walk is is easier said than done, perhaps having a class that you love might be the extra motivation you need. Click through the photo gallery for six prenatal fitness classes to keep you moving as well as make sure that bump stays more baby than burgers and ice cream.

Head to the barre

Thought trips to the bar would be out of the question once baby was on board? Not so! You can still hang out with the girls while staying healthy at Pure Barre. Never been to a barre class? It’s a low-impact, full body workout that will help preserve long, lean muscles while focusing on a mind-body connection. Ask for their non-impact, total body strengthening class, which is perfect for pregnant moms. Their fully trained instructors can help you make safe prenatal modifications.

Benefits for Mom: Barre workouts strengthen your body and mind, and can help prepare you for labor and delivery.

Locations: Bellevue, Seattle (University, Capital Hill, Queen Anne, and Greenlake), and coming soon to Redmond.

Times: Vary by location. Call for up-to-date schedules and times.
Cost: Prices vary by location. Discounted multi-class packages are available.

Online: purebarre.com

 What is your favorite prenatal class? Let us know in a comment below. 

–Angela Alanis

Photo credits: Fit4Baby, Whole Life Yoga website, Seattle Holistic Center, Pure Barre Bellevue Facebook page, Valley Medical Center Fitness Center & Pilates on 10th